Infective endocarditis in paediatric population

@article{Eleyan2021InfectiveEI,
  title={Infective endocarditis in paediatric population},
  author={Loay Eleyan and Ameer Ahmed Khan and Gledisa Musollari and Ashwini Suresh Chandiramani and Simran Arshad Shaikh and Ahmad Salha and Abdulla Tarmahomed and Amer Harky},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2021},
  volume={180},
  pages={3089 - 3100}
}
Infective endocarditis is very uncommon in children; however, when it does arise, it can lead to severe consequences. The biggest risk factor for paediatric infective endocarditis today is underlying congenital heart defects. The most common causative organisms are Staphylococcus aureus and the viridans group of streptococci. The spectrum of symptoms varies widely in children and this produces difficulty in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis in children is reliant… Expand

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